Angelina Jolie is the latest in a long list of celebrities to have used PRP to restore and rejuvenate her face. This procedure uses your own body platelets and growth factors derived from your own blood to rejuvenate and restore the collagen in your face. It can smoothen out wrinkles, scars and heal damaged skin using your own body natural process.
The procedure involves taking a small amount of blood from your body and processing it to obtain the PRP. This is then injected into the face using very tiny needles under sedation so that there will be little pain during the short 20 min procedure. The effect of the treatment will begin to show in 6 to 8 weeks and will grow more evident over the months as the body natural healing process gets stimulated. Better results will be achieved if the patient completes the full set of 3 treatment. The results can last up to 18 months.
As PRP is derived from your own body, it is very safe. PRP has also been shown to be useful in wound healing for burn victims and treatment of osteoarthritis of knee joints. Unlike conventional fillers treatment, the result improves with time and uses the body own healing process to restore the youthful face. The result is best when used in combination with fillers and laser treatment as it enhances the effect of the other treatment and makes the effect last longer.